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Forum: Battle scooters Yesterday, 07:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 903
Posted By tastroman
Yeah, Daelim is a Korean brand and I think the...

Yeah, Daelim is a Korean brand and I think the seating reflects that. Occasionally on a long rides I end up stitting on the passenger seat. You know my Daelim shares the same KYMCO engine as your...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-01-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 903
Posted By tastroman
OK Foldart, I'm jealous, you've got a Silverwing,...

OK Foldart, I'm jealous, you've got a Silverwing, a Vespa 250 and a BV 350?
Forum: Battle scooters 03-01-2015, 06:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,038
Posted By tastroman
Watched the video, I'm convinced.

Watched the video, I'm convinced.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-01-2015, 06:37 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 903
Posted By tastroman
I prefer the upright. I'm 6'1" with a 34 inch...

I prefer the upright. I'm 6'1" with a 34 inch inseam so I'm wondering if that is why I feel less comfortable on some maxi's. The problem I have is that my knees end up being higher than my hips kind...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-01-2015, 04:21 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 903
Posted By tastroman
Feet forward or upright?

I know comfort is subjective so I'm curious as to whether scooter riders prefer the maxi style, feet forward seating position or the more upright position offered on something like the SH300. Just...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-01-2015, 04:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,271
Posted By tastroman
Not at all, totally different seating positions....

Not at all, totally different seating positions. The Forza is more of a modern Helix.
Forum: Battle scooters 02-27-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,271
Posted By tastroman
I'd love one of those myself.

I'd love one of those myself.
Forum: Battle scooters 02-22-2015, 05:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,075
Posted By tastroman
I would venture to guess that aside from those...

I would venture to guess that aside from those looking at modern classics like the Vespa, most are way less concerned about looks than your average motorcycle rider. Hell, look how many Helix's Honda...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-15-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,272
Posted By tastroman
The reality is, price is part of the equation and...

The reality is, price is part of the equation and in that regard if the sh300 was going to come in $1000-$2000 above the competition Honda probably did the right thing in not bringing it but for...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-15-2015, 07:27 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,272
Posted By tastroman
Being a bit of a Honda fanboy, it took me years...

Being a bit of a Honda fanboy, it took me years to get over their reluctance to bring the sh300 over.
Forum: Battle scooters 02-15-2015, 07:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,075
Posted By tastroman
Cool that someone did this review. One thing I...

Cool that someone did this review. One thing I take from it is that comfort sure is subjective. For most of us the ability to sit on each of the reviewed scooters would require a lot of traveling....
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-04-2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,131
Posted By tastroman
If you enjoy looking at old churches you would be...

If you enjoy looking at old churches you would be in striking distance of this day trip I did last spring. Directions included.http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=967887
Forum: Battle scooters 01-14-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,962
Posted By tastroman
Weather protection, gas mileage, quiet, built in...

Weather protection, gas mileage, quiet, built in storage and fun.
Forum: Battle scooters 12-31-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,157
Posted By tastroman
I should add that I'm in my 18th year of scooter...

I should add that I'm in my 18th year of scooter commuting. The first 10 on a Honda Elite 250 the next 8 on a Daelim S-2 250.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-30-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,374
Posted By tastroman
If you are open to travel I think there are a...

If you are open to travel I think there are a couple Ulys for sale in the classifieds over at badweatherbikers that you might want to consider. $6500 for an 09xt should get you a very clean bike.
Forum: Battle scooters 12-30-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,157
Posted By tastroman
15 miles round trip. Morning commute today was...

15 miles round trip. Morning commute today was 37 degrees with light snow. Average speed, 45 mph.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-29-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,374
Posted By tastroman
Just curious, what are they asking for the 09?

Just curious, what are they asking for the 09?
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-29-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,374
Posted By tastroman
I've got an 09xt and it soaks up road...

I've got an 09xt and it soaks up road imperfections admirably. Set it up for your weight and it will handle any road imperfection you want to throw at it. IMO the suspension is the best thing about...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-28-2014, 04:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,555
Posted By tastroman
Can't help you but I wanted to say that I always...

Can't help you but I wanted to say that I always liked the looks of the one with bags.
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-25-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 3,093
Views: 240,533
Posted By tastroman
Right back at you Ferris. <iframe...

Right back at you Ferris.


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Forum: Road warriors 12-20-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,654
Posted By tastroman
Piaggio bv350. Yes, it's a scooter but will...

Piaggio bv350.

Yes, it's a scooter but will do everything your wife is looking for.
Forum: Battle scooters 12-20-2014, 03:04 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 8,368
Posted By tastroman
I'm guessing that other forums on this site would...

I'm guessing that other forums on this site would issue Jerry a good riddance when the ban came down but here on battle scooters 99% of posters tolerated his style and valued his presence. We scooter...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-18-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 955
Views: 88,555
Posted By tastroman
The puddles never seem to dry up. <iframe...

The puddles never seem to dry up.
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Forum: Battle scooters 12-18-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 8,368
Posted By tastroman
Who's everyone going to pile on now?:hmmmmm

Who's everyone going to pile on now?:hmmmmm
Forum: Battle scooters 12-17-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 8,368
Posted By tastroman
So who got banned?

So who got banned?
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-16-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 3,093
Views: 240,533
Posted By tastroman
Seems like with some of those low production...

Seems like with some of those low production numbers that they would be very collectable, especially in working condition.
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-16-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 3,093
Views: 240,533
Posted By tastroman
That pinball museum looks like a blast and a good...

That pinball museum looks like a blast and a good deal at $10. We had a pinball machine in our house when I was growing up and I can tell you it was a labor of love. My dad was forever fixing that...
Forum: Road warriors 12-15-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,114
Posted By tastroman
I think they will need more offerings in the...

I think they will need more offerings in the 250-500cc market if they want to have a chance in the US.
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-15-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 3,093
Views: 240,533
Posted By tastroman
Watching Andy Griffith as I'm browsing this...

Watching Andy Griffith as I'm browsing this thread.:D
Forum: Battle scooters 12-09-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,074
Posted By tastroman
My South Korean made Daelim has a KYMCO engine...

My South Korean made Daelim has a KYMCO engine and transmission FWIW.
Forum: Battle scooters 12-08-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,316
Posted By tastroman
I think there is room in our market for an Asian...

I think there is room in our market for an Asian 300cc retro, I'm surprised it has not been tried yet. Hope it makes it here and if it does that it comes in less then 5 grand.
Forum: Battle scooters 12-07-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,316
Posted By tastroman
It's talked about in this review. They use a SYM...

It's talked about in this review. They use a SYM 264cc engine.

http://www.scootersales.com.au/news-reviews-4588/tgb-bellavita-300-review.aspx
Forum: Battle scooters 12-05-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,316
Posted By tastroman
As far as parts go, you can see from my Sig line...

As far as parts go, you can see from my Sig line that I ride a Buell and a Daelim so it should be obvious that I'm a glutton for punishment.
Forum: Battle scooters 12-05-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,316
Posted By tastroman
The 300cc retro has a SYM engine so it should be...

The 300cc retro has a SYM engine so it should be reliable. If it's priced significantly below the 300cc vespa, it will be in a class of its own. I'd sure give it a look.
Forum: Battle scooters 12-05-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,316
Posted By tastroman
Cool, I'm liking the looks of that 300cc retro....

Cool, I'm liking the looks of that 300cc retro. Available luggage rack and tall windscreen make it look even better!
Forum: Battle scooters 11-19-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 675
Views: 50,052
Posted By tastroman
Looking at that Motorcycle USA video, I'm...

Looking at that Motorcycle USA video, I'm guessing my 34 inch inseam would be a bad for for this scooter.
Forum: Battle scooters 11-18-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,139
Posted By tastroman
Ugly but functional. I like it!

Ugly but functional. I like it!
Forum: Battle scooters 11-13-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 675
Views: 50,052
Posted By tastroman
You also have to factor in the size of the...

You also have to factor in the size of the underseat storage and what value it has to you when you are comparing big vs small wheel scooters.
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-11-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 3,093
Views: 240,533
Posted By tastroman
I guess if you will tool around with a guy on a...

I guess if you will tool around with a guy on a maxi scooter you will ride with just about anyone.

Really liking the new pictures.
Forum: Battle scooters 11-06-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,074
Posted By tastroman
When the temp starts dropping, wide is not such a...

When the temp starts dropping, wide is not such a bad thing. I wonder if KYMCO will bother sending it to the states as it does not seem their last crop of 300's were big sellers.
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